Susan Berkowitz
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Susan Berkowitz
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All kids can communicate. All kids can learn to read. http://kidzlearnlanguage.blogspot.com
 
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This is a handout that briefly reviews how to be a good communication partner for a child who uses an augmentative communication/ picture based communication system. The handout addresses creating a positive communication environment, being
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Enjoy this free communication board to use at library time with your nonverbal or minimally verbal AAC users. It first appeared as a freebie on my blog at http://kidzlearnlanguage.blogspot.com/2014/09/september-6-is-national-read-book-day.html It
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Here is another free picture communication board for your students who use augmentative communication. It is a 32-location board with a focus on core vocabulary related to eating times. It uses SymbolStix from News2You, which most AAC systems are
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This is a FREE picture communication board with core vocabulary for students who use augmentative-alternative communication (AAC). Research shows that core words provide students with the most robust and flexible access to words they need for
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This is a free picture communication board for any of your students - or anyone else - who uses augmentative communication. I have lots of other free communication boards in my store, as well as resources with a variety of core word and
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Here are two picture communication boards for Hanukkah and Christmas for your students who use augmentative communication. These 32-location picture communication boards use Symbol Stix (like most of the aac apps and devices). Let your
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Emerging AAC users need lots of Aided Language Stimulation (ALgS) and opportunities to practice beginning core words. More experienced AAC users need continued Aided Input (AI), scaffolding to support expanded utterances, support for a variety of
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If you are working with a student who uses AAC (augmentative-alternative communication) and you're not sure where to start, or what best practices are, my AAC from A-Z video tips are for you. In this first video, I talk about Aided Language
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If you are working with students who need to use AAC (augmentative-alternative communication) and are looking for tips for best practices for implementation, this video series is for you. This video is #2 in a series about teaching strategies for
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#kindnessnation These 10 posters can hang in your room as colorful reminders of friendship behaviors. They can also serve as a discussion point for lessons in being a good friend. The posters focus on asking and listening, giving compliments,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a speech-language pathologist for >35 years, before which I taught kids with autism. I have been in the classroom, therapy room, and worked as an administrator. I have worked in public and nonpublic schools. I currently specialize in alternative-augmentative communication for nonverbal students and in training staff to implement aac in their classrooms. I teach workshops locally and nationally on augmentative communication and on teaching literacy skills to students with complex communication needs, and have written CEU on-line courses for SLPs about AAC. I have published research articles in peer reviewed journals, and spent considerable time working on translating research into practice.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Working with students with significant special needs has taught me to do whatever works - which can be different for every student in the group. While I have a strong background in applied behavior analysis from working with kids with autism, I utilize a wide variety of strategies and styles! I want toothache teachers and SLPs to consider all options for teaching students with Complex Communication Needs because we need to presume competence for ALL kids. I feel strongly that if a child doesn't learn HE has not failed. WE have.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have had research papers published in peer review professional journals, and have presented at numerous national conferences and on webinars. I have also written more than 12 professional CEU hour courses for an on-line university program for SLPs about AAC.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, M. Ed. in School Administration, and extensive graduate level classes in Special Education (enough for a whole other Master's degree - but why?).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have 2 (grown) children, 1 husband, and 2 cats. I spend as much spare time as I can in my art studio, creating unique jewelry and mixed media assemblage art dolls, or just stealing time for a quick sketch.

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